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Cloudflare to take on AWS, Azure, Google with D1 distributed database

May 13, 2022

Building on top of its recently launched serverless application platform Workers and the R2 object storage service, Cloudflare is releasing a new serverless database, dubbed D1, to take on databases from AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP and Oracle.

The company claims that the D1 distributed database, which will reside in its 250-plus global locations — Cloudflare’s edge — will reduce latency and data transfer fees for developers compared to other databases.

The reduction in latency, according to the company, can be achieved by storing data in locations close to the user of the database or where a specific application is running.

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